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SLAS webinar tonight at 9 p.m. EDT in North America
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"R&D Partnership in Asia and Emerging Markets" features Ajay Gautam, executive director and head of emerging markets at AstraZeneca. He'll discuss how those wishing to "capture the innovation going on globally" need to build meaningful collaborations by seeking the best talent and intelligent minds no matter where they are located. This first webinar in the Spring 2013 SLAS Webinar Series, Effectively Managing Collaborative Science, is presented to accommodate audiences in Asia who will experience it live at 9 a.m., March 21, China Standard Time. This webinar is free to SLAS members and non-members. More

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Success by Association
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It may be said that birds of a feather flock together, but research proves that members of professional societies earn more, like their jobs better and are happier people than non-members. That’s one thought shared in the message from SLAS President Jeff Paslay, Ph.D., in the new "From the SLAS President" in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. More

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2013 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition session spotlight: From Assay Development, HTS Screening to Discovery of Novel Therapeutic Drugs
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Jim Wu, Ph.D., of Roche Pharma Research and Early Development China and Larry Yu, Ph.D., of Sundia MediTech are the co-chairs for this session. Session topics include "Assay Development and High-Throughput Screening at Roche Basel: Learnings and Success Factors" and "Catalyzing Innovation to Support Translational Therapeutics in NCATS." More

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SLAS2014 Keynote Speaker Eric Topol Q&A in Forbes
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"The trajectory of digital health is, in part, driven by Eric Topol," Forbes technology writer John Nosta notes. In the Forbes article, Topol responds to 10 questions, including what is the role of the consumer/patient in driving digital health? And, what "home runs" have you seen in digital health that exemplify the future? Topol will address the laboratory science and technology community at SLAS2014, Jan. 18-22, San Diego, Calif. More


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SLAS runs on volunteers ...
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"The not-so-secret ingredient that fuels our society's success is its members," said SLAS President Jeff Paslay, Ph.D. in his recent column on the SLAS ELN e-zine. From journal manuscript reviewers to award judges to social media ambassadors, volunteers keep SLAS vibrant. Those interested in helping SLAS are invited to complete an online interest form. More

MipTec 2013 invites abstract submissions
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Presented in collaboration with SLAS, MipTec 2013 is set for Sept. 24-26, Basel, Switzerland. Abstract submissions are being accepted through May 31. Topics include medicinal chemistry of chemical space; stem cells in biomedicine; next-generation sequencing; high-content screening; peptide therapeutics; enzymology and drug discovery; biobanking; natural products and synthetic biology; industry-academic collaboration; and jumpstarting innovations. More


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Researchers identify fish protein that may inhibit cancer metastasis
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Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified a peptide, or protein, derived from Pacific cod that may inhibit prostate cancer and possibly other cancers from spreading, according to preclinical research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "The use of natural dietary products with anti-tumor activity is an important and emerging field of research," says senior author Hafiz Ahmed, Ph.D. More

China upgrades drug safety agency
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Delegates meeting at China's annual National People's Congress in Beijing approved a government restructuring plan that will elevate the country's State Food & Drug Administration to the ministry level. Likely to be renamed the General Administration of Food & Drugs, SFDA has until now been an agency within the Ministry of Health. The move is aimed at boosting the public's confidence in China's food and drug supply. More

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On-chip integrated mid-infrared GaAs/AlGaAs Mach-Zehnder Interferometer
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We report the design, fabrication, and first functional verification of mid-infrared Mach–Zehnder interferometers. The developed MIR-MZIs are entirely chip-integrated solid-state devices based on GaAs/AlGaAs technology waveguide fabricated via conventional optical lithography and reactive ion etching. More



Electrons are not enough: Cuprate superconductors defy convention
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To engineers, it's a tale as old as time: Electrical current is carried through materials by flowing electrons. But physicists at the University of Illinois and the University of Pennsylvania found that for copper-containing superconductors, known as cuprates, electrons are not enough to carry the current. More

Most popular human cell in science gets sequenced
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The research world's most famous human cell has had its genome decoded, and it's a mess. German researchers this week report the genome sequence of the HeLa cell line, which originates from a deadly cervical tumor taken from a patient named Henrietta Lacks. Established after Lacks died in 1951, HeLa cells were the first human cells to grow well in the laboratory. More


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Target-responsive 'sweet' hydrogel with glucometer readout for portable and quantitative detection of non-glucose targets
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Portable devices with the advantages of rapid, on-site, user-friendly, and cost-effective assessment are widely applied in daily life. However, only a limited number of quantitative portable devices are commercially available, among which the personal glucose meter is the most successful example and has been the most widely used. However, PGMs can detect only blood glucose as the unique target. More

The radioactive legacy of the search for plutopia
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Making plutonium for nuclear bombs takes balls, but not in the way you might think. In 1965, scientists at the Hanford nuclear weapons complex in Washington state wanted to investigate the impact of radiation on fertility — and they weren't hidebound by ethics. In a specially fortified room in the basement of Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, volunteer prisoners were asked to lie face down on a trapezoid-shaped bed. More

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Flow methodology for highly reproducible bromination reactions
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Uniqsis has announced an application note (#21) that describes a continuous flow methodology for electrophilic bromination that offers excellent control of both temperature and mixing using a proprietary mixer chip, leading to a highly reproducible outcome. Electrophilic bromination is a useful reaction in organic synthesis. However, when molecular bromine is used as the electrophile, under acidic conditions, it can be difficult to control both the exothermic addition and to prevent subsequent bis-bromination of the desired monobrominated product. More

How the right analytical sensors can improve gas scrubber efficiency
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